Lonely Planet releases new Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks

  • 30 March 2004
  • USA

Glaciers, Lakes and Mountains Galore!

Banff, Jasper, Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks, along with surrounding provincial and state parks, create one of the largest areas of protected wilderness in the world. Straddling the Canadian-US border, it is declared a UNESCO world heritage site.

Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks
, the most recent title in Lonely Planet’s new national park series, offers all the information needed to explore and uncover the unique personality of each park, from the remoteness of Jasper to the much heralded splendor of Banff and the diversity of Glacier and Waterton Lakes.

An overall vacation planner, Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks provides the details required to see the best of the parks in a day or how to fill a month, whether an adrenaline-seeker or a spectator. Features include:

  •   Excellent maps – the comprehensive map section includes detailed maps of the entire park broken down by region, maps to each entrance and maps of surrounding areas.
  •   Helpful hiking and camping charts – the hiking charts are easy-to-read, quick reference tools that contain information on the name, type, starting location, distance, duration, challenge, elevation, features, facilities and description of the hikes in the park. Camping charts tell which sites are good for kids, allow pets, are wheelchair accessible, or have facilities like drinking water, flush toilets, and RV hook-ups.
  •   Strong ‘Activities’ coverage – Detailed information is provided for the avid adventurer, the casually curious and fun-loving families. Activities include hiking, rafting, biking, skiing, climbing and canoeing. This section provides the particulars on where to have the best experience of each, both inside and outside of the park.
  •   Authors who are experts in their fields – With a strong, fun-spirited voice, their writing honors the parks as the true gems they are, but is not overly reverent in tone. Our authors tell where to find the most incredible natural wonders, but also where to go for a beer in a nearby cowboy bar.
  •   Comprehensive coverage beyond the park borders – Includes detailed information on national forests and wilderness areas, plus lesser-known nearby towns. They also provide detailed information on accommodations, dining, activities and attractions in outlying areas. This is value added information which can greatly enhance a visit to the park.
  •   Countless nuggets of useful information – In handy, easy-to-find sidebars, find quick tips, ‘best of’ lists for an area or activity, roadside attractions and other ‘did-you-know’ type information to inform and educate all visitors to the park.

    Glacier National Park in the US and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada are known collectively as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, an abiding symbol of the friendship between the two countries — pursue a piece of the peace. 

    Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks
    Korina Miller, Susan Derby & David Lukas
    $19.99, 296 pages, paperback
    ISBN 1 74059 562 9
    Available March 2004